Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Oh, the anxiety...

I leave one week today for Lima and the reality of my trip is finally beginning to take hold.

Normally I plan and research and create spreadsheets to organize myself for trips at least a month in advance. But I haven't done any of that this time around. I browsed a few forums early on but that was it...and now I'm beginning to freak out because I'm feeling woefully unprepared...and this does NOT sit well with me. The only explanation I have for my lackadaisical behaviour is that I'm going on a guided tour - everything is planned out for me and I just have to show up.

So I've been getting ready slowly - I finally filled my month-old prescriptions from the travel clinic this past Sunday and picked up some water purification tablets today.

But after spending the last couple hours browsing various travel forums online, it occured to me how very little I know, so I bought a guide book in a fit of anxiety - it's in stock, so hopefully it will arrive before I leave. And I'm seriously think of getting another waterproof jacket because the one I have is more than a decade old and too big for me as it was a hand-me-down (or up?) from my kid brother. I'm thinking perhaps this one in Raspberry as it's on sale and in stock too! Not very stylish, sure, but certainly serviceable.

How's that for retail therapy? I should really calm down.

3 comments:

will anderson said...

its cute how excited you are. i would be too. i'm sure you'll have an amazing trip. the most important thing is to take a good camera, and some extra batteries. so you can share when you get back.

phoenix said...

oh, the camera! I almost forgot but you reminded me, will, that I have to read the instruction manual this weekend since I've only really ever used it in automatic mode...and it comes with so many other functions! plus, i got the confirmation from chapters that my order was packed and shipped so my guidebook should arrive in time for me to peruse on the plane. :)

The Lone Beader said...

You must be so excited! I can't wait to hear all about your trip when you return:)

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